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Wildcat icers fall to BGSU

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio – John Siemer netted his fifth goal of the season early in the third period to draw the Northern Michigan University hockey team within a single marker, but host and No. 15-ranked Bowling Green held on for a 2-1 victory Friday night.

Atte Tolvanen made 28 saves for the Wildcats, who fall to 4-4-5 overall and 3-3-3 in the WCHA.

The Falcons capitalized on their first man advantage, and their second shot of the game, at 2:24 in the first.

Mark Friedman rifled a shot past Tolvanen from the point.

At 3:54 in the second period, Chris Pohlkamp’s point shot deflected off of a Wildcat in front and into the net, but the goal was disallowed because a Falcon crashing the net interfered with Tolvanen.

Bowling Green extended its lead to 2-0 right at 1:31 of the third period right off of a draw. John Schilling beat a Wildcat to a bouncing puck and sent it to Tyler Speiza to snap past Tolvanen in tight.

Siemer cut the deficit back to one, taking full advantage of a fortuitous bounce at 6:57. Darren Nowick cleared the puck around the boards and it rattled ahead to Siemer, sending him on a breakaway.

Siemer slipped the puck through BGSU goaltender Chris Nell’s five-hole on his backhand.

Information compiled by Senior Sports Writer Craig Remsburg. He can be reached at 906-228-2500, ext. 251, or via email at cremsburg@miningjournal.net.